out now: Codex Empire – Cutpurse EP [Aufnahme + Wiedergabe]

 

Artist:
Codex Empire

 

Title:
Cutpurse EP

 

Label:
Aufnahme + Wiedergabe

 

Cat#:
a+w VI

 

Release Date:
09th May 2015

 

Format:
12″ & digital

 

Tracklist:
01)
Fumifugium

02)
Three Points Of Light

03)
Cutpurse

04)
The Valley Of Wraiths

 

Info:
… Industrial Techno … at its best

 

Listen:

 

Full Track Streaming:
“Fumifugium”

 

Videos:
“Cutpurse”

“Fumifugium”

“Three Points of Light”

Videos created by the29nov films except “Three Points of Light”.

 

Specials:
“U Bahn #26”

 

Recommendations:
EP “Kingsevil” by Codex Empire
EP “Deeper Remixed Vol. 1” by Soft Moon w/ Codex Empire remix

 

Buy Vinyl:4
Aufnahme+Wiedergabe Shop
Hardwax
deejay.de
decks.de
more soon

 

Buy Digital:
Aufnahme+Wiedergabe @ Bandcamp
Hardwax
JunoDownload
Google Play
iTunes
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Booking:
Aufnahme + Wiedergabe

 

Websites:
Codex Empire
Aufnahme + Wiedergabe

 

out now: Tom Adams – Voyages by Starlight EP [Kowloon Records]

 

Artist:
Tom Adams

 

Title:
Voyages by Starlight EP

 

Label:
Kowloon Records

 

Cat#:
KWLONW003

 

Release Date:
06th May 2015

 

Format:
vinyl & digital

 

Tracklist:
01.
Voyages By Starlight

02.
Seven Birds

03.
Fade

04.
Stellar

05.
The Last Farewell

 

Press Info:
Combining enveloping minimalism with a spellbinding falsetto, Berlin-based songwriter/composer Tom Adams conveys immense emotion utilizing just a few elements. Masterfully balancing tactile acoustic and electronic instruments, Adams’ music is as expansive as it is elegantly peculiar – evoking cinematic odes to nature’s majesty and the divergent depths of the human condition. Receiving accolades for his wide-ranging output of synth-guided exploits, chamber pop, melancholic piano-ambient works, and moody film scores, Tom Adams veers into the cerebral and introspective on his debut EP for London’s Kowloon Records.

Recorded as live takes in a single afternoon, Adams’ neo-classical approach to nuance captures a compelling grace that’s increasingly rare. Bookended by the idyllic ambience of “Voyages By Starlight” and “The Last Farewell”, the heart of the EP is a trio of stargazing ballads. The yearning keys and raw intimacy of “Seven Birds” and “Fade” hypnotize as much as they pull your heartstrings, while the expansive “Stellar” explores a wider sonic palette weaving together delicate piano with arpeggiated cosmic synth pulse. Using the studio as instrument (aided by custom-made Max MSP software), Adams’ exploratory production techniques leave his signature mark on this collection of shimmering electro-acoustic arrangements that echo the ghost of Jeff Buckley circling the musical orbits of modern innovators like Jon Hopkins or Kiasmos.

Quickly gaining a reputation for his striking live performances, Tom Adams has recently opened for A Winged Victory For the Sullen, Perfume Genius, Moonface, among many others. He was recently commissioned to remix Max Richter’s ‘Berlin By Overnight’, released by Deutsche Grammophon. In addition to self-releasing his acclaimed 2015 EP ‘The Constant Noise’, Adams also composed the OST for the Universal Pictures feature film ‘The Knife That Killed Me’.

 

Listen:
@ Amazon

 

Full Track Streaming:
“Seven Birds”

“Fade”

 

Personal Review:
This is very different music for a blog that is focussed on electronic music. But you know that we are also Mute fans and always discovered music by listening to their new signings.

This happened here too. Tom Adams was signed in 2015 by the publishing company Mute Song that is part of the Mute family. So we already listened to Tom’s music a while ago.

We were a bit confused … nice sounds, but do we like the falsetto voice? Being interested but not really convinced we were waiting for his next release. Months passed before Tom announced that his new EP will be released on Kowloon Records.

When we got the promo release of “Voyages By Starlight” and gave it some plays, we knew: YES it is a great artist. Sure the voice is unusual for our ears but if you give it a chance you will hear how beautiful it is. And sounds? The sounds – electronic & piano – got us already from the first listening.

 

Specials:
Example cues from OST “The Knife That Killed Me”

 

Videos:
“Fade”

“Seven Birds (live in London 8/8/2015)”

 

Streaming:
Spotify
Deezer
Tidal

 

Buy Vinyl:
Kowloon Records Shop
Amazon
WOM
Juno
HHV
more soon

 

Buy Digital:
Kowloon Records Shop
Amazon
iTunes
JunoDownload
Google Play
more soon

 

Booking:
Agentur Grimm

 

Websites:
Tom Adams
Kowloon Records

 

07th May 2016: Stützpunkt #05 @ Humboldthain Club, Berlin (Germany)

 

Stützpunkt

 

Event:
Stützpunkt #5

 

Date & Time:
07th May 2015 at 10:00pm

 

Line-up:
MaximeDangles
Andre Kronert
Mario Berger
Mali 303 live
Opål
Joost van Kessel
Fathia b2b Arif
Docmadeli
Bongsy

 

Location:
Humboldthain Club, Berlin (Germany)

 

Admission fee:
tba

 

Press Info:
We are back at our little oasis in Wedding, better known as Humboldthain, for another edition of Stützpunkt. We put together a very special lineup because we are also celebrating the 3 year anniversary of the first Stützpunkt Techno Open Air back in 2013.

Playing on the UNTEN-Floor will be Maxime Dangles from Lyon. Maxime has been spilling his melody accompanied techno into the scene for over a decade now and he never ceases to amaze us with his incredibly intertwined harmonics. His various side projects have shown his diversity and understanding for the music. His passion has also led him to producing remixes for artists like Moby or Röyksopp. We are happy to have him with us.
Joining him is Berlin/Hamburg based Andre Kronert. He is part of the infamous label Figure and can already look back on many nights headlining various international clubs. His mixes have a certain energy that is hard to describe in words but they always leave the listeners in ecstasy.
As a very special guest we welcome Tresor.Berlin Resident Mario Berger. He has hosted the New Faces Night at Tresor for a while now where he has also played with a couple of guys from our Stützpunkt crew. We are looking forward to one of his high energy techno sets.
As always we try to share some of Berlins young talents with you. Young producer Mali will play a live set which is highly anticipated by all of us. He has been a friend and supporter of our crew ever since we started doing our thing.
Two of our Stützpunkt guys will complete the UNTEN lineup. Joost is back after playing a live set at the first Stützpunkt and Opål will show of his knowledge and feeling for music by playing a very different, atmospheric mix for this edition of our party.

The OBEN-Floor, as always hosted by Stützpunkts very own Bongsy, will balance out the night with a special, melodic house fueled lineup.
Fathia, part of the Berlin based label Jackmode, will team up with the turkish up and coming DJ Arif. She has played at all of Hamburgs relevant venues and has also had the opportunity to show of her talent in international clubs.
After their 5 hour closing extravaganza back in November 2015, it was inevitable that Docmadeli have to be back with us on the OBEN-Floor as well. The Berlin/Hamburg based duo showed that they are always able to deliver what the crowd needs.

We are looking forward to this special night and can’t wait to have you all back at our shack right at the S-Bahn Humboldthain. See you there!

Event @ Facebook
Event @ Resident Advisor

 

Mixes:
MaximeDangles – “22/11/14 le mouv”

Andre Kronert – “Plötzlich Am Meer Festival 21.08.2015”

Mario Berger – “@ Tresor, Berlin 2015-02-11”

Opål – “Stützpunkt Podcast 004”

Joost van Kessel – “Stützpunkt Podcast 006”

Fathia – “Jackmode presents #019”

Docmadeli – “Schwarze Raben”

 

Recommendation:
Opål’s “Broken Dreams” EP on Voxnox Records

 

Booking:
Apelago for Andre Kronert

 

Websites:
Stützpunkt
Humboldthain Club

 

[Video Premiere]: Blush Response – Body Artifex [Aufnahme+Wiedergabe]


© Photo By Katrin Albert
 

Artist:
Blush Response

 

Title:
Body Artifex

 

Label:
Aufnahme+Wiedergabe

 

Related Release:
“Body Architect”

 

Note:
This is the video premiere for “Body Artifex” by Blush Response, taken from EP “Body Architect”.

Video was created by the29nov films.

 

Websites:
Blush Response
Aufnahme+Wiedergabe

 

Video:

 

out now: Blush Response – Body Architect [Aufnahme+Wiedergabe]

 

Artist:
Blush Response

 

Title:
Body Architect EP

 

Label:
Aufnahme+Wiedergabe

 

Cat#:
a+w VII

 

Release Date:
09th May 2015

 

Format:
12″ & digital

 

Tracklist:
01)
Body Artifact

02)
Body Artifex

03)
Body Rhythm

04)
Body Architect

 

Info:
… Industrial … Techno … Noise

 

Listen:

 

Video:
“Body Artifex”

Video made by the29nov films.

 

Special:
“Live at RITUALS, Suicide Circus Berlin”

 

Interview:
“The in-depth creation of Body Music” for Post-Punk.com

 

Recommendations:
Blush Response’ EP “Future Tyrants” on Aufnahme+Wiedergabe
Blush Response’ album “Reshaper” on Ant-Zen
Soft Moon’s EP “Deeper Remixed Vol. 1” w/ BR remix on Aufnahme+Wiedergabe

 

Buy Vinyl:
Aufnahme+Wiedergabe Shop
Hardwax
deejay.de
more soon

 

Buy Digital:
Aufnahme+Wiedergabe @ Bandcamp
Hardwax
more soon

 

Booking:
Aufnahme+Wiedergabe

 

Websites:
Blush Response
Aufnahme+Wiedergabe

 

© Photo By Cristina Cipriani